Reading: Classics Set on the Sea

There are some great books set on the sea. Below are a few recommendations. You will also find most of the books on this list in our small board library. Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for our library.

For our complete list of reading recommendations, please have a look here.

 

"Moby Dick", by Herman Melville, 1851

Moby Dick is a seafaring tale that merits a place in every naval library. But the classic story of a mad captain hunting for a whale also explores the concepts of class and social status, good and evil, man's place in the universe and the existence of God.

"The Old Man and the Sea", by Ernest Hemingway, 1952

Hemingway is the most famous of American 20th-century writers and this is his most famous book. "The Old Man and the Sea" is the story of a battle between an old, experienced fisherman and a large marlin. Hemingway is often interpreted as confirming the dignity of struggle and drawing biblical parallels to modern life via this novella.